Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Forest Service to roll out GIS portal for firefighters in 2015

11/19/2014

  • Government Computer News

The Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal, a tool designed to help firefighters analyze past and present fire activity, is planned for a 2015 release by the Forest Service. The portal has already merged 4… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

More states count computer science as math, science credits

11/26/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia now count computer science classes toward math and science graduation requirements, up by about half since last year. "One thing all the companies agr… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Educator highlights importance of language learning

11/24/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Students who learn a second language open a door to new experiences and a more authentic understanding of others, language educator Frances Suc-Diamond writes in this commentary. She highlights the be… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Teacher focuses on giving during holiday season

11/26/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Teaching is largely about giving, asserts educator Terry Heick. In this blog post, he writes that, among other things, he plans to give his whole self to teaching, give others the benefit of the doubt… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

R.I. students study Thanksgiving from different perspectives

11/25/2014

  • Providence Journal (R.I.) (free registration), The

Some Rhode Island educators are expanding the view of Thanksgiving by encouraging students to look at the holiday from a variety of perspectives. Discussions have included looking at how today's celeb… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Students spend weekends attending Math Circles

11/26/2014

  • Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) (free content), The

Some students in California are spending their Saturdays at a local college learning real-world applications for math. The Math Circle program is voluntary and encourages students to create projects a… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Pair of new dinosaur species identified at Canadian museum

11/25/2014

  • Yahoo

Two new dinosaur species have been identified in a study of fossils at the Canadian Museum of Nature, where they had been stored for 75 years. The fossils -- originally classified as Anchiceratops and… Read More

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

News on career and technical education

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Texas district to launch dental assistant training program

11/26/2014

  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

A Texas school district is planning to launch a two-year dentistry program for high-school students. Officials say the career and technical education program will teach students about the dental profe… Read More